Biology

Marine Mammal Biology

Studying the physiology and ecology of whales, dolphins, and other marine mammals through methods ranging from molecular ecology to tracking the movements of individuals and populations using acoustics, satellites, and other remote sensing methods.

Academics

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Research Oceanographer
Paul Ponganis
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Centers, Labs, and Programs

CalCOFI is a long-term, interdisciplinary, cross-sectoral ecosystem research program off the coast of California that holistically studies the physics, biogeochemistry, and biology of the marine environment to inform the sustainable management of marine resources in the context of climate change

Investigates biological and ecological questions that range from a basic understanding of short and long-term behavioral patterns and geographic distribution of animals, to questions like habitat preference and quality, predator-prey interactions, or adaptations to anthropogenic impacts and a changing environment.

Biology News

Oct 14, 2021 Scripps Student Spotlight: Nicole Adamson

Scripps Student Spotlight: Nicole Adamson

Undergraduate student examines red blood cell activity in teleost fish

Sep 16, 2021 Scripps Oceanography Welcomes New Faculty Members

Scripps Oceanography Welcomes New Faculty Members

Colleen Petrik and Vashan Wright are among the most recent faculty hir...